What—and Who—Game of Thrones Fans Love and Hate the Most, According to Twitter

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

Game of Thrones will no doubt go down in TV history as one of the most influential series ever, as the show attracts an enormous audience (the season 7 finale drew a record 16.5 million viewers) and has an incredibly dedicated fan base. Viewers are always coming up with new theories about what’s to come in new episodes, have named their pets after their favorite characters, and of course, are constantly discussing the show on social media.

As the final season is premiering in just a few days, we’re looking at results from musicMagpie, which analyzed Twitter discussions about the show (131 million tweets, to be exact) to see which moments generated the most chatter, who fans love the most, and who has made them the most angry—along with the most sad.

The most talked about episodes on the platform include, in order, season 7’s “The Dragon and the Wolf,” season 6’s “The Winds of Winter,” season 7’s “Beyond the Wall,” season 6’s “Battle of the Bastards,” and season 7’s “Dragonstone.” Similarly unsurprising, the most talked about characters are as follows:

  1. Jon Snow (2,910,331 mentions)
  2. Daenerys Targaryen 2,654,984 mentions)
  3. Arya Stark (1,374,955 mentions)
  4. Sansa Stark (1,080,462 mentions)
  5. Tyrion Lannister (991,965 mentions)

But beyond the most talked-about characters, the results on who people love and hate the most are much more interesting. According to musicMagpie's sentiment analysis, fans on Twitter have expressed the most joy about Tormund and Brienne! (Note: many of the main characters don’t make top spots listed below. Also, Tywin Lannister? Talk about a wildcard.) Below are the most-loved characters, according to the percentage of tweets about them that can be characterized as "joyful."

  1. Tormund Giantsbane - 57 percent joy
  2. Brienne of Tarth - 49 percent joy
  3. Samwell Tarly - 42 percent joy
  4. Tyrion Lannister - 42 percent joy
  5. Arya Stark - 37 percent joy
  6. Ygritte Wildling - 37 percent joy
  7. Tywin Lannister - 37 percent joy

As for the most hated characters, whom Twitter users have posted the most angry messages about? They are as follows:

  1. Bronn - 24 percent anger
  2. Bran Stark - 17 percent anger
  3. Joffrey Baratheon - 17 percent anger
  4. Theon Greyjoy - 17 percent anger
  5. Jaime Lannister - 16 percent anger
  6. Shae - 15 percent anger
  7. Sansa Stark - 14 percent anger

And finally, seemingly the most upsetting moment in Game of Throneshistory—at least in terms of social media chatter—seemes to be the death of Daenerys's dragon Viserion, as 82 percent of tweets about him are sad.

We can only imagine the magnitude of fan tweets come during the final season, as we’re expecting an episode-long battle, some major revelations, and inevitably, someone to end up on the Iron Throne. Game of Thrones returns on April 14.

Take Advantage of Amazon's Early Black Friday Deals on Tech, Kitchen Appliances, and More

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Even though Black Friday is still a few days away, Amazon is offering early deals on kitchen appliances, tech, video games, and plenty more. We will keep updating this page as sales come in, but for now, here are the best Amazon Black Friday sales to check out.

Kitchen

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- Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-115 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker; $90 (save $40) 

- Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse 3.5 Quarts; $180 (save $120)

- KitchenAid KSMSFTA Sifter with Scale Attachment; $95 (save $75) 

- Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker; $60 (save $20)

- Cuisinart Bread Maker; $88 (save $97)

- Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker; $139 (save $60)

- Aicook Juicer Machine; $35 (save $15)

- JoyJolt Double Wall Insulated Espresso Mugs - Set of Two; $14 (save $10) 

- Longzon Silicone Stretch Lids - Set of 14; $13 (save $14)

HadinEEon Milk Frother; $37 (save $33)

Home Appliances

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- iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity; $179 (save $101)

- Fairywill Electric Toothbrush with Four Brush Heads; $19 (save $9)

- ASAKUKI 500ml Premium Essential Oil Diffuser; $22 (save $4)

- Facebook Portal Smart Video Calling 10 inch Touch Screen Display with Alexa; $129 (save $50)

- Bissell air320 Smart Air Purifier with HEPA and Carbon Filters; $280 (save $50)

Oscillating Quiet Cooling Fan Tower; $59 (save $31) 

TaoTronics PTC 1500W Fast Quiet Heating Ceramic Tower; $55 (save $10)

Vitamix 068051 FoodCycler 2 Liter Capacity; $300 (save $100)

AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Home Office Shredder; $33 (save $7)

Ring Video Doorbell; $70 (save $30) 

Video games

Sony

- Marvel's Spider-Man: Game of The Year Edition for PlayStation 4; $20 (save $20)

- Marvel's Avengers; $27 (save $33)

- Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition for Nintendo Switch; $20 (save $10)

- The Last of Us Part II for PlayStation 4; $30 (save $30)

- LEGO Harry Potter: Collection; $15 (save $15)

- Ghost of Tsushima; $40 (save $20)

BioShock: The Collection; $20 (save $30)

The Sims 4; $20 (save $20)

God of War for PlayStation 4; $10 (save $10)

Days Gone for PlayStation 4; $20 (save $6)

Luigi's Mansion 3 for Nintendo Switch; $40 (save $20)

Computers and tablets

Microsoft/Amazon

- Apple MacBook Air 13 inches with 256 GB; $899 (save $100)

- New Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches with 512 GB; $2149 (save $250) 

- Samsung Chromebook 4 Chrome OS 11.6 inches with 32 GB; $210 (save $20) 

- Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 with 13.5 inch Touch-Screen; $1200 (save $400)

- Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Laptop; $889 (save $111)

- Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet (64GB); $120 (save $70)

- Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet (32 GB); $130 (save $70)

- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 inches with 32 GB; $100 (save $50)

Apple iPad Mini (64 GB); $379 (save $20)

- Apple iMac 27 inches with 256 GB; $1649 (save $150)

- Vankyo MatrixPad S2 Tablet; $120 (save $10)

Tech, gadgets, and TVs

Apple/Amazon

- Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS; $179 (save $20) 

- SAMSUNG 75-inch Class Crystal 4K Smart TV; $998 (save $200)

- Apple AirPods Pro; $169 (save $50)

- Nixplay 2K Smart Digital Picture Frame 9.7 Inch Silver; $238 (save $92)

- All-New Amazon Echo Dot with Clock and Alexa (4th Gen); $39 (save $21)

- MACTREM LED Ring Light 6" with Tripod Stand; $16 (save $3)

- Anker Soundcore Upgraded Bluetooth Speaker; $22 (save $8)

- Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote; $28 (save $12)

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera with EF-M 15-45mm Lens; $549 (save $100)

DR. J Professional HI-04 Mini Projector; $93 (save $37)

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Netflix Viewers Are Petitioning the Streaming Giant to Stop Cutting Off the End Credits

"Wait! There might be a post-credits scene."
"Wait! There might be a post-credits scene."
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To help us decide what to watch next as easily as possible, Netflix always serves up a few suggestions immediately after we’ve finished a program. For many viewers, it’s a little too immediate: The credits shrink to a small window, and Netflix’s recommendations take center stage.

Composer Daniel Pemberton, whose most recent scores include Netflix original films Enola Holmes (2020) and The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), likened it to a rushed meal at a restaurant. “The second that final spoonful goes in your mouth the waiter runs over, noisily clears the plates away and shoves a new menu under your nose, while insisting that you order the set menu immediately,” he wrote for The Guardian.

While people do often walk away or switch to another program as soon as the credits roll, plenty of others consider them an important part of the viewing experience. The music alone justifies sitting tight for a little while longer, and the credits provide the perfect opportunity to contemplate whatever you’ve just seen. They also pay homage to the hundreds of people who brought the project to life. And, as the Marvel Cinematic Universe always reminds us, not all movies actually end when the credits start to roll.

Netflix doesn’t outright prevent viewers from watching the credits. If you click on the minimized box, the credits will spring back to full screen and remain there until the very end. But if you take too long fumbling for the remote, you might miss your chance—Netflix’s autoplay feature often begins the next preview in mere seconds, in which case you’d have to go back to your home screen and restart the previous program to see the credits.

A video producer named Mark Boszko got so fed up with the arrangement that he launched a petition on Change.org. He’s not asking Netflix to get rid of its end-of-program advertisements across the board; rather, he just wants the platform to let viewers choose to have the full credits play as their default setting.

Boszko’s petition is evidence that he’s far from the only person who cares about the cause. So far, more than 10,500 people have signed it—you can do so here.

[h/t The Guardian]